Book Event Destinations in the Philippines
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Going to book event destinations is listed on every bibliophilia’s must-visit list. I was three or four years old when I started reading a book, but it was only later on that I grew fond of reading. The book that greatly influenced me to start reading is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Each one of us has different tastes in books. But knowledge comes at a price. Books are costly and unlike hoarders, I only resort to borrowing some, and buying only what I deem essential. That’s why #IAmAnEventurer; I flock annual books event destinations sales and promos to get a chance to buy books at discounted price. I know I share the same sentiments with every book lover there is.
Here are notable event book destinations in the Philippines for book lovers of all ages:
1. Philippines Academic Book Fair
Books may come at a price, but knowledge doesn’t. And so does this free admission event. 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair is happening right now until tomorrow, 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair is your gateway to academic books that is seldom seen or brought at book counters. More or less 20 exhibitors will join the event. Catch them at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City until tomorrow.
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2. Visprint Warehouse Sale
My fondness for Filipino fiction and nonfiction began in college, when I learned under the tutelage of Prof. Eros Atalia for three semesters. He authored Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me (I am a fan of the indie film of this. And Edgar Allan Guzman is just adorable), Tatlong Gabi, Tatlong Araw, and a whole lot more. I also read Bob Ong books. Like I said, I seldom buy. I borrow most of them. The only thing I brought was It’s Not That Complicated: Bakit Hindi pa Sasakupin ng mga Alien ang Daigdig sa 2012. This is why Visprint Warehouse Sale in Pasay City is also a book event destination to drop by if you want to have your hands full of Filipino award winning stories.
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3. NBS Great Warehouse Sale
From Pasay to the North, book lover eventurers will agree that NBS Great Warehouse Sale in Quezon City is also another book haven. Look at those people getting hold of drop-dead gorgeous prices.
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4. Fully Booked Free Comic Book Day
When I was working in Eastwood, I would while away time in Fully Booked. I am pretty sure I established at this time that I seldom buy books. So yes, I read here for hours on end. I finished Lang Leav’s book of poems in one standing. Too bad I wasn’t able to finish Thirteen Reasons Why despite numerous times of going back and forth the store. Apart from allowing readers to shuffle through their books and read, I love Fully Booked because they showcase a wide array of books. Plus, their comic books novels are astounding. They also bring forth comic book lovers during their annual Fully Booked Free Comic Book Day. I’m also a fan of comic novels and I’m currently obsessing over Arnold Arre’s After Eden 2016 edition.
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5. Manila International Book Fair
All the bookstores and their book collections have a place in Manila International Book Fair. People spend hours here on end, as they visit shelf by shelf to try looking for a book they can add to their growing library collection at home. It may feel like a market once inside the event and lines grow crazily long, but at the end of the day, you are going home with the best bargain.
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